Intermediate grammar exercise: forming different tenses

English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level.

In this exercise you will practise forming the present simple, present continuous, past simple and present perfect simple.

Exercise instructions

Change the tense in each of the following sentences. Use the tense given in brackets.

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Structure of present simple
positive negative question
I work in a bank. I don't work in a bank. Do I work in a bank?
You work in a bank. You don't work in a bank. Do you work in a bank?
He works in a bank. He doesn't (does not) work in a bank. Does he work in a bank?
She works in a bank. She doesn't (does not) work in a bank. Does she work in a bank?
It rains a lot. It doesn't (does not) rain. Does it rain a lot?
We work in a bank. We don't work in a bank. Do we work in a bank?
They work in a bank. They don't work in a bank. Do they work in a bank?
Structure of present continuous
positive negative question
I’m (I am) reading a book. I’m not reading. Am I reading?
You’re (you are) reading a book. You’re not reading. Are you reading?
He’s (he is) reading a book. He’s not (also he isn’t) reading. Is he reading?
She’s (she is) reading a book. She’s not (also she isn’t) reading. Is she reading?
It’s (it is) raining. It’s not (also it isn’t) raining. Is it raining?
We’re (we are) reading a book. We’re not reading. Are we reading?
They’re (they are) reading a book. They’re not reading. Are they reading?
Structure of past simple
positive negative question
I / you /
he / she / it /
we / they
arrived.
I / you /
he / she / it /
we / they
didn’t arrive.
Did
I / you / he / she / it /
we / they
arrive?
Structure of present perfect simple
positive negative question
I / you / we / they
have gone.
I / you / we / they
haven’t gone.
Have
I / you / we / they
gone?
he / she / it
has gone.
he / she / it
hasn’t gone.
Has
he / she / it
gone?